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#1 OFFLINE   Geoff_Tipps

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Posted 10 January 2015 - 08:55 AM

Really got into my road cycling last year and really looking forward to doing some sportives this year and some weekends away to west coast. Also joined a club which has kept me ticking over during the winter months

Anyone else a keen cyclist, got any events planned for 2015?

Also looking for some advice on carbon fibre bikes in the region of £1000.
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Posted 10 January 2015 - 11:15 AM

EPK is your man for this Geoff. Send him a PM.
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Posted 10 January 2015 - 12:20 PM

Mine is more a decent quality hardtail mountain bike, that I have different type of wheels for different terrain, booked up for the around Loch Ness event in April, 74 miles.

 

 

Should be a good challenge. 


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Posted 10 January 2015 - 12:36 PM

Ought to be back in Aspet for when the Tour comes through, no Etape in that area this year though so the pressure's off.


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Posted 10 January 2015 - 12:38 PM

A decent sportive bike, although the calipers could possibly do with an upgrade.

http://www.halfords....-bike-2014#tab1


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Posted 10 January 2015 - 12:39 PM

Is that the Etape Loch Ness EPK?

I have signed up for that one too, doing Etape Caledonia aswell.
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Posted 10 January 2015 - 01:09 PM

Is that the Etape Loch Ness EPK?

I have signed up for that one too, doing Etape Caledonia aswell.

It is. 74 mile on a mountain bike with slicks should be fun...


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Posted 10 January 2015 - 01:23 PM

Got out on mine quite a bit last year but found it difficult to keep it up when the nights got darker. Going to try a bit harder to keep going this year. Getting a bit of pressure at work to sign up for Ride the North this year but I'm not sure about that, I'm not keen on hills.
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Posted 10 January 2015 - 02:06 PM

Anyone advise on a decent hybrid bike for commuting?

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Posted 10 January 2015 - 02:12 PM

I'll sell you one? Recently serviced and well maintained, bought for £750 had for three years and will sell for £300.

It's a trek 7500 (2012 model)
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Geoff Tipps: Well, things finally started going my way ladies and gentlemen. In 84 both our mothers got badly sick, mine, thank God, she got better. But yours DIED didn't she Mike? Didn't she?[Mike, in great pain and sorrow nods]Geoff Tipps: Yeah, I won that. At least I won the mums!

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Posted 10 January 2015 - 02:13 PM

I really wanted to do RTN but sold out in a morning.

Did anyone watch the Adventure Show about the Highland Audax?
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Posted 10 January 2015 - 02:51 PM

Anyone advise on a decent hybrid bike for commuting?
Cheers and ta


Mine is a Cannondale Bad Boy. It's a good hybrid. Got it at the Edinburgh bike shop on George Street.

Had it for 3 years now and never serviced but think I might get that done this year. Anyone know if the place on Holburn Street is good for servicing?
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Posted 10 January 2015 - 05:00 PM

Holburn Cycles or Alpine bikes.

I tend to take my bikes to either Bike Remedy. (stoney) or Banchory Cycles, always get better service than town shops.
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Geoff Tipps: Well, things finally started going my way ladies and gentlemen. In 84 both our mothers got badly sick, mine, thank God, she got better. But yours DIED didn't she Mike? Didn't she?[Mike, in great pain and sorrow nods]Geoff Tipps: Yeah, I won that. At least I won the mums!

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Posted 10 January 2015 - 05:30 PM

Holburn Cycles, that's the one closest to my house. Not that Alpine Bikes is much further, but it's a bit uphill.
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Posted 10 January 2015 - 06:08 PM

Got myself a Focus Culebro this month, and am planning on doing the Inverurie Bike Ride in June and see how my fitness is after that, fancy doing the ride London one in  few years


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Posted 10 January 2015 - 06:43 PM

Got both road and mountain but leant towards more road stuff recently.

 

My regular cycling partner is no more and although I'm happy enough to go out on my own the longer runs are better with someone else there.

 

Not got any sportifs planned this year.


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Posted 10 January 2015 - 07:58 PM

I use to do all my cycling on my own, although it is a lot more enjoyable in a group especially when you get a good chaingang on the go. Still do cycle on my own but it can be a bit tough.

 

Hoping to get out tomorrow, although forecast isn't looking to good. Don't mind cycling in the rain but strong winds is an absolute ball ache.


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Geoff Tipps: Well, things finally started going my way ladies and gentlemen. In 84 both our mothers got badly sick, mine, thank God, she got better. But yours DIED didn't she Mike? Didn't she?[Mike, in great pain and sorrow nods]Geoff Tipps: Yeah, I won that. At least I won the mums!

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Posted 30 March 2015 - 09:07 PM

Anyone got any suggestions on how to be better seen at night ? Edinburgh street lighting has just changed for the shitter in my opinion. The route I take home from the gym in the past two weeks I was hit at a roundabout and then nearly hit again tonight.

 

I've got lights, a bright neon yellow jacket… And now thinking about lasers and floodlights… Joking aside, any suggestions ?


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Posted 31 March 2015 - 06:45 AM

Anyone got any suggestions on how to be better seen at night ? Edinburgh street lighting has just changed for the shitter in my opinion. The route I take home from the gym in the past two weeks I was hit at a roundabout and then nearly hit again tonight.

 

I've got lights, a bright neon yellow jacket… And now thinking about lasers and floodlights… Joking aside, any suggestions ?

 

Cycling naked will get you noticed.


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Posted 31 March 2015 - 07:20 AM

Anyone got any suggestions on how to be better seen at night ? Edinburgh street lighting has just changed for the shitter in my opinion. The route I take home from the gym in the past two weeks I was hit at a roundabout and then nearly hit again tonight.

 

I've got lights, a bright neon yellow jacket… And now thinking about lasers and floodlights… Joking aside, any suggestions ?

 

 

Use the pavement.


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Posted 31 March 2015 - 11:48 AM

 

Cycling naked will get you noticed.

 

Chafes a bit though...


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Posted 31 March 2015 - 11:49 AM

 

 

Use the pavement.

 

I don't pay any road tax to settle for using the pavement thanks very much…  ;)


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Posted 23 January 2016 - 03:54 PM

Does anyone use one of these indoor trainer things and got any recommendations? Thinking about getting one to use till the weather is better. Half an hour in the garage with some music blaring would probably be good for me.

http://www.halfords....ainers/trainers
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Posted 24 January 2016 - 07:46 AM

I have the Tacx Matic set up in my garage. Generally use it through the week if I can't get out. Takes a good degree of will power but certainly a lot better than not getting out at all.

Some really good cycling apps that make it more worthwhile. Check out Zwift.
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Geoff Tipps: Well, things finally started going my way ladies and gentlemen. In 84 both our mothers got badly sick, mine, thank God, she got better. But yours DIED didn't she Mike? Didn't she?[Mike, in great pain and sorrow nods]Geoff Tipps: Yeah, I won that. At least I won the mums!

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Posted 24 January 2016 - 08:52 AM

I have a Trax turbo trainer in the garage.

 

If you are able to do more than 45 minutes regularly you will have the some amount patience and will power, extremely boring.

 

Hopefully get out on the road for a couple hours this afternoon, or if it stays dreich use the MTB through the woods to get clarted in dubs. 


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Posted 25 January 2016 - 09:29 PM

If you search global cycling network on YouTube, they have turbo trainer videos
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Posted 25 January 2016 - 10:17 PM

If you search global cycling network on YouTube, they have turbo trainer videos


Cheers. Watching a bit of one of the 30 minute ones has put me right off the idea.
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Posted 16 March 2017 - 09:21 PM

Probably best we keep the cycling chat in here.

What road bikes you riding?
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Geoff Tipps: Well, things finally started going my way ladies and gentlemen. In 84 both our mothers got badly sick, mine, thank God, she got better. But yours DIED didn't she Mike? Didn't she?[Mike, in great pain and sorrow nods]Geoff Tipps: Yeah, I won that. At least I won the mums!

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 11:28 AM

any one fancy this 

 

https://indianpacifi...s.com/?id=10112


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 07:12 PM

Looking for a new bike, mainly for roads but one that is also capable of going on the old Deeside railway line or Dyce line, and the odd piece of rougher terrain.

 

Found my mountain bike was a bit of a chav- heavy, and  tough going on the streets so sold it midweek and looking for something lighter and this easier to ride.

 

£400 max. Looked at the Boardman road bikes today in Halfords but the wheels look hoorin' thin and would worry they would buckle or the tyres burst when on rougher ground.

 

Any suggestions for which bike to go for, lighter frame, and easier for an old 50 something guy like me?


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